Southern California's favorite Santa returns to Seaport Village on November 26 for free photos, a festive parade and local holiday shopping
Named one of the ten best Santa sightings by USA Today, Santa will break out his boardshorts and favorite Hawaiian shirt on November 26 and cruise in from San Diego Bay for the tenth annual Surfin' Santa celebration at Seaport Village.
Visitors can pose for pictures with Santa on his giant surfboard, riding a six-foot wave. A festive parade along the boardwalk, kids crafting activities, live street performers and a wide variety of unique, local shops will keep visitors busy throughout the event.
In addition to enjoying the holiday cheer and getting a head start on shopping, visitors can participate in Small Business Saturday at Seaport Village. This event celebrates the Shop Small movement to get shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Seaport Village is home to more than 50 locally-owned businesses, including several that opened with Seaport Village in 1980.
The eleventh annual Surfin' Santa celebration includes:
Kids and adults will greet San Diego's boardshort-wearing Santa for a festive parade down the boardwalk after his adventurous waterfront arrival. Santa will be available for photos on his surfboard all afternoon, leaving time to enjoy the kids craft tables, live entertainment and dining into the evening.
Kids of all ages can create customized eco-friendly ornaments to take home and hang on the tree.
Shoppers are guaranteed to find something for everyone on their holiday shopping lists, including local wine selections from San Pasqual Winery & Tasting Room, customized tumblers fr